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UPDATE: TVC and Christian Anti-defamation Commission join in on the fun.

H.R. 1913 – “To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes”. – is limited to violent crime. Furthermore, it contains the following:

“Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by, or any activities protected by the free speech or free exercise clauses of, the First Amendment to the Constitution.”

In spite of that, Tony Perkins, head of Family Research Council refuses to allow the facts to get in the way of his bigotry towards gay people and his agenda of hate. He sent out the following email:

Hate Crimes Legislation to Silence You!

The enactment of so-called “hate crimes” legislation is a long stated objective of the homosexual agenda.

What “hate crimes” legislation does is lay the legal foundation and framework for investigating, prosecuting and persecuting pastors, business owners, and anyone else whose actions reflect their faith.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark-up the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 this Wednesday, April 22. They need to hear from you.

Tony has a new website with the remarkable domain name According to the site:

… we urge you to actively oppose all “hate crimes” bills which allow federal prosecution for crimes based on “actual or perceived” sexual orientation.

Hate Crimes legislation is ultimately a Thought Crime law, allowing citizens to be prosecuted for their religious beliefs.

FALSE — That's a Lie

Hate Crimes legislation is a violation of our First Amendment rights of Free Speech and Free Exercise of Religion.

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Hate Crimes legislation creates a special class of people based on their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.”

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The Constitutional rights of pastors and religious individuals to peacefully disagree on issues of sexual orientation should be protected.

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The future of America is in your hands. Please stop this discriminating legislation from passing.

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